Come along, I carr'd'en and gov'en to my ould 'ooman, Mally; thee sha't av'en, nevr vear.--Mally, where es that roul of lither I broft en tould thee to put en a top o' the teaster of the bed, afore I go'd to scool?" "
a pompous, ranting character in Preston's tragedy of that name, I must speak in passion, and I will do it in king Cambyses' vein.--Shakespeare, 1 Henry IV.
Es'calus, Prince of Vero'na.--Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet (1598).
V.--Fear, a Cause.
Quoniam pauper sum, idcirco contemptior et abjectior tibi videar?
Epistolae tuae, Plinianis elegantiis (supra quod TREMULO deceat) refertae, tam a verbis Plinianis adeo abhorrent, ut ne vocem quamquam (Romanam scilicet) habere videaris, quam "ad canem," ut aiunt, "rejectare possis."
ES'CALUS, an ancient, kind-hearted lord in the deputation of the duke of Vienna.--Shakespeare, Measure for Measure (1603).
By Max Brand 1919 To ROBERT HOBART DAVIS Maker of Books and Men CONTENTS CHAPTER I.------"LA-A-A-DIES AN' GEN'L'MUN" II.-----SPORTING CHANCE III.----SOCIAL SUICIDE IV.-----A SESSION OF CHAT V.------ANTHONY IS LEFT IN THE DARK VI.-----JOHN BARD VII.----BLUEBEARD'S ROOM VIII.---MARTY WILKES IX.-----"THIS PLACE FOR REST" X.------A BIT OF STALKING XI.-----THE QUEST BEGINS XII.----THE FIRST DAY XIII.---A TOUCH OF CRIMSON XIV.----LEMONADE XV.-----THE DARKNESS IN ELDARA XVI.----BLUFF XVII.---BUTCH RETURNS XVIII.--FOOLISH HABITS XIX.----THE CANDLE XX.-----JOAN XXI.----THE SWIMMING OF THE SAVERACK XXII.---DREW SMILES XXIII.--THE COMEDY SETTING XXIV.---"SAM'L HALL" XXV.----HAIR LIKE THE SUNSHINE XXVI.---"THE CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON" XXVII.--THE STAGE XXVIII.-SALLY BREAKS A MIRROR XXIX.---THE SHOW XXX.----THE LAMP XXXI.---NASH STARTS THE FINISH XXXII.--TO "APPREHEND" A MAN XXXIII.-NOTHING NEW XXXIV.--CRITICISM XXXV.---ABANDON XXXVI.--JERRY WOOD XXXVII.-"TODO ES PERDO" XXXVIII.-BACON XXXIX.--LEGAL MURDER XL.-----PARTNERS XLI.----SALLY WEEPS The characters, places, incidents and situations in this book are imaginary and have no relation to any person, place or actual happening.
TO LORD RHONDDA (with a whear and potato war-loaf).
Ere the good lady could collect herself to reply with the decorous deliberateness becoming her years and station, an embroidery-frame at her side was overturned, and there sprang eagerly forward a comely young damsel of the pure Saxon stock, with eyes like England's violets,--clear, dewy, and wide-awake,--cheeks and lips like its rose-bloom, and hair which held tangled in close, golden folds its fickle and flying sunshine.
The voice was youthful, but full of character.--I suppose some persons have a peculiar susceptibility in the matter of voice.--Hear this.
voltear, to turn, whirl, revolve, wander, flit, glitter, swing.
Regarded with great veneration by the vulgar.--Olearius, i. 971.
Day after day Dawson and I went down to the sea, and on the fifth day of our watching (after many false hopes and disappointments) we spied a ship, which we knew to be of the Algerine sort by the cross-set of its lateen sails,--making it to look like some great bird with spread wings on the water,--bearing down upon the shore.
And he'd acted as if he did love her, too!--that was men's way,--heartless things!
hand ye leal and true, John, Your day it's wearin'through, John, And I'll welcome you To the land o' the leal.
He is of a wearish, dry, pale constitution, and cannot sleep for cares and worldly business; his riches, saith Solomon, will not let him sleep, and unnecessary business which he heapeth on himself; or if he do sleep, 'tis a very unquiet, interrupt, unpleasing sleep: with his bags in his arms, ------"congestis undique sacc indormit inhians,"------ And though he be at a banquet, or at some merry feast, "he sighs for grief of heart" (as Cyprian hath it) "and cannot sleep though it be upon a down bed; his wearish body takes no rest," "troubled in his abundance, and sorrowful in plenty, unhappy for the present, and more unhappy in the life to come."
All she said to me I will not now repeat, lest I should render this letter too wearisome to read, though a great deal of it was strange enough to be well worth repetition.
To be compelled, week after week, and year after year, to recite the symbols of ancient faith and lift up his voice in the echoes of old hopes, with the blighting thought in his soul that the faith is a lie, and the hope no more than the folly of the crowd; to read hundreds of times in a twelvemonth with solemn unction as the inspired word of the Supreme what to him are meaningless as the Abracadabras of the conjuror in a booth; to go on to the end of his days administering to simple folk holy rites of commemoration and solace, when he has in his mind at each phrase what dupes are those simple folk and how wearisomely counterfeit their rites: and to know through all that this is really to be the one business of his prostituted life, that so dreary and hateful a piece of play-acting will make the desperate retrospect of his last hours--of a truth here is the very Greek: bdhelygma tes eremhoseos, the abomination of desolation of the human spirit indeed.
hath some notable examples of such counterfeit cranks, and every village almost will yield abundant testimonies amongst us; we have dummerers, Abraham men, &c. And that which is the extent of misery, it enforceth them through anguish and wearisomeness of their lives, to make away themselves; they had rather be hanged, drowned, &c., than to live without means.
cautiously, S; +wearliche+, S; +warly+, H; +warli+, W. Der.:
Bede, whose virtues obtained him the appellation of the Venerable, was born in 672 at Wearmouth and Jarrow, in the bishopric of Durham, and died in 735.
wearnian, from wearn, adenial, refusal.
His "Robinson Crusoe" shows mo' wear'n tear'n what my Testament does, I'm ashamed to say.
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WEARNER, ALONZO J. The art of personal evangelism.
wearnian, from wearn, adenial, refusal.
The proud Gladstone dresses like a Methodist minister, and does not seem to care what kind of a hat he wears.
Then, when the girl saw how the case stood, she called for beautiful things, such as a malaki wears,--fine hemp trousers, beaded jacket, good war-shield and brass-bound spear, ear-plugs of pure ivory, and eight necklaces of beads and gold.
No longer need vessels of heavy tonnage desert the Tyne for the Wear, as they were perforce driven to do during the first half of the nineteenth century, for the Wearsiders had set about deepening and widening their river long before the Tynesiders did the same by theirs.
For thou the garland wearst successively.
Upon thy head thou wear'st a glorious crown, All set with virtues, polished with renown: Thence round about a silver veil doth fall Of crystal light, mother of colours all.
You remember the old witchcraft revival of '92, and how stout Master Robert Calef, trader, of Boston, had the pluck to tell the ministers and judges what a set of fools and worse than fools they were-- Remember it?--said the little man.--I don't think I shall forget it, as long as I can stretch this forefinger to point with, and see what it wears.--There was a ring on it.
And I what thou weart borne too, that's a halter.
And by the heyre I'l dragge them as myne owne, Wear't from the holly alter.
wear,--the pretty honeymoon costume that suggests, that suggests--well!
How do you do, Lady Wearwell--how do?
A feeling of dreary loss, of a long, weary life from which all the flowers had vanished, a sort of tender self-pity, filled my heart.
Talk thy tongue weary- speak.
Thus leave the sermon dreary, Thus leave the lonely hearth; No more a spirit weary-- A free one of the earth!
My Father--I pray thee--I am very weary----" XXIV The nuncio had declared that Venice no longer required his services and had withdrawn, with every ceremony of punctilious and honorable dismissal, to Rome, from whence the Venetian ambassador presently went forth without the customary compliments.
He never grows weary,-- Hear!
The story is old and weary;-- Ah, child!
STAR OF WISDOM Star that of the birth of Vishnu, Birth of Krishna, Buddha, Jesus, Told the wise ones, Heavenward looking, Waiting, watching for thy gleaming In the darkness of the night-time, In the starless gloom of midnight; Shining Herald of the coming Of the kingdom of the righteous; Teller of the Mystic story Of the lowly birth of Godhead In the stable of the passions, In the manger of the mind-soul; Silent singer of the secret Of compassion deep and holy To the heart with sorrow burdened, To the soul with waiting weary:-- Star of all-surpassing brightness, Thou again dost deck the midnight; Thou again dost cheer the wise ones Watching in the creedal darkness, Weary of the endless battle With the grinding blades of error; Tired of lifeless, useless idols, Of the dead forms of religions; Spent with watching for thy shining; Thou hast ended their despairing; Thou hast lighted up their pathway; Thou hast brought again the old Truths To the hearts of all thy Watchers; To the souls of them that love thee Thou dost speak of Joy and Gladness, Of the peace that comes of Sorrow.
WINONA.................................................... Miss FLORA MacMADISON..................................... BIDDY FLAHERTY........................................... OLD AUNT DINAH (with Song, "Don't Get Weary").............Miss NINA SALLY HOSKINS............................................. SAVILLE (With the old-time melody, "Bobbin' Around.")